Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants have announced June tour dates in support of Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social. The west coast tour will take the band – led by Foo Fighters lead guitarist Shiflett – from Dante’s in Portland, OR, on June 4th to Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub in Carlsbad, CA, on June 12th, and will include a hometown show at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, on June 10th. These dates mark the first time Shiflett has toured with his new project as a full band and will feature Shiflett on vocals and guitar, Luke Tierney on bass, Eric Skodis on drums, and Derek Silverman on keyboards. The self-titled debut album by Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants will be released July 13th, 2010 on Le Coq Napoleon/RCA.
Written over the course of 2008-9, the songs are steeped in Shiflett’s lifelong appreciation of classic country artists (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings), rockabilly (Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran), and deep-rooted rock bands (The Rolling Stones, The Replacements) and were recorded at the Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA, this past December and January. The core band on Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is Shiflett (vocals, guitar), 606 house engineer John Lousteau (drums, in addition to engineering), and Silverman (keyboards), with additional instrumentation performed by an array of fine musicians, including: Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Jenny Lewis, John Hiatt) on bass, Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Whiskeytown) on pedal steel, Stevie Blacke (Beck, Weezer, Colbie Caillat) on violin and mandolin, and Audra Mae on backing vocals.
Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants tour dates:
JUNE 8 SACRAMENTO, CA BLUE LAMP
JUNE 9 SAN FRANCISCO, CA CAFÉ DU NORD
JUNE 10 LOS ANGELES, CA THE BOOTLEG THEATRE
JUNE 11 LONG BEACH, CA ALEX’S BAR
JUNE 12 CARLSBAD, CA HENSLEY’S FLYING ELEPHANT PUB
More dates to be announced
For more information check out the band on MySpace.